One Direction

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One Direction
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One Direction in their "What Makes You Beautiful" video.
Background information
Origin London, England
Genre(s) Dance-poppop rockpower popteen pop
Years active 2010-present
Label(s) SycoColumbia
Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson
One Direction is a pop boy band based consisting of Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, and Louis Tomlinson. They finished third in the singing competition The X Factor in 2010 and were propelled to international success by the power of social media. Their two albums, Up All Night and Take Me Home, broke several records, topped the charts of most major markets, and generated hit singles, including "What Makes You Beautiful" and "Live While We're Young".

The band has released two studio albums, an extended play, nine singles—including two charity singles, a video album and nine music videos. 

The group's debut studio album Up All Night was released in November 2011 and featured the lead single "What Makes You Beautiful" which reached number one in the UK and number four in the US. Other singles included "Gotta Be You" and "One Thing" which both became top ten hits in the UK. The band's second studio album Take Me Home was released in November 2012a nd featured the lead single "Live While We're Young".

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